- 3 years ago
I’m not having a destination wedding the the sense that we will be going to the beach, Vegas, etc, but the wedding will mostly likely take place elsewhere (the city where FI and I went to college, for sentimental reasons and because it is centrally located for as many guests as is possible). I’m starting to realize what a big task this is, and I not sure the best ways to handle this, so I’m hoping to get some advice from you lovely bees 🙂
I will be visiting that city in July, about 13 months before the date I expect we we will get married. As of right now, my plans are to research the heck out of a lot of venues and vendors and set up meetings with them over the few days I’ll be around. I figure the key is to be very organized and know exactly what questions to ask ahead of time.
Then I started thinking about photographers. I’d love to have engagement photos done as well, but I know that many people recommend trying to have the same people do who do you want to shoot your wedding also do your engagement photoshoot, which makes sense. I want to know that I feel relaxed with them and know that I like how we work together. But… there seem to be some potential issues here. I wouldn’t get to actually meet them before the engagement shoot (is it possible to set that up from a distance?) and my FI gets hot really easily, so I don’t know that it’s the best idea to do a photoshoot outdoors in the dead of summer anyway. I may have to do engagement shoots elsewhere with different photographers. Is that a bad idea?
Also, what have you bees done about transporting DIY stuff to the city of your wedding? I plan on DIYing most of the decorations, and I don’t know how easy that will be. Any tips? Or should I give up on this idea?
Any other tips for a newbie? What should I be thinking about? What am I not considering?